Tampa Animal and Bird Hospital

Tampa Vet | Veterinarian & Animal Clinic

Site Menu & Locations

Your Pet and Human Drugs

Thinking about giving your pet an aspirin to easeĀ its pain? Think again! Human painkillers including ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen can be dangerous and even deadly to animals. Though acetaminophen can ease a human tension headache, one tablet of 500 mg extra strength acetaminophen can kill a 7-pound cat. Human medications are not designed for the animal body, and can have deadly effects when given to pets. Veterinarians can help prescribe the right dose and type of medication for your pet when it is in pain. Call us at any of our locations if you have any questions.

Published January 2012 at www.healthypet.com/PetCare/PetsMatter
This entry was posted in Caring for your pet, News, Tips & advice and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

three × 1 =

Learn more, visit out pet health library:
Pet Health Articles

Subscribe to Our Feed

 In a Reader or by email.